Paul Elvström

1928 - 2016


Paul Elvström was probably the most successful racing sailor of all time. He was the winner of 4 Olympic gold medals and numerous world championships in a variety of one-design classes. In addition to writing a number of books on the subject of sailboat racing, he founded his own sail loft, invented the Elvström bailer, and designed a number of offshore racing and cruising craft.(some with Jan Kjærulff)

Sailboats Designed By Paul Elvström

Model LOA First Built
JOUËT 22 (ELOR 65) 21.33 ft / 6.50 m 1974
JOUËT 26 25.33 ft / 7.72 m 1977
MOSQUITO 104 34.12 ft / 10.40 m 1985
NORDIC FAMILY BOAT 29.04 ft / 8.85 m 1974
NORDSHIP 29 28.71 ft / 8.75 m 1980
NORDSHIP 35 34.45 ft / 10.50 m 1995
NORDSHIP 666 21.85 ft / 6.66 m 1982
NORDSHIP 808 26.50 ft / 8.08 m 1982
SWEDE 38 37.40 ft / 11.40 m 1980
TRAPEZ 15.94 ft / 4.86 m 1965
WHITBY 27 (1/4 TON) 27.00 ft / 8.23 m 1976

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